Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when to hold them.

SERVESMakes 9 biscuits

TIME1¾ hours, plus 30 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For the ultimate flaky biscuits, we grate the butter so that it’s evenly distributed in the flour mixture, which is key for flakiness. Freezing the butter prior to grating ensures that it stays in individual pieces throughout the mixing and...

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